This is an analysis of the poem With A Convincing Relentlessness that begins with:

What's old?
The repeating of excuses....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X b ac adadXXXX baXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,2,8,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 00100010 11 001000101011 1110 11110010 11101101001 101100101 00100100 111010 01110101 010011100010 000101000 1011 110110101001 100100100010 101000101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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  • summary of With A Convincing Relentlessness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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